Originally published in the Summer + Fall 2020 issue
Summer and fall are made for lighter fragrances and uplifting vibes. Take some time to explore the healing powers of plant-based essential oils, serums, lotions, butters and balms. Colorado Aromatics curates heavenly farm-to-skin products that lift spirits and mend mind and body.
The Longmont organic herb farm grows and incorporates lavender, cucumber, lemon balm and rose into beautiful plant-powered products for skin that has braved the Colorado outdoors. Here are four essentials we’re loving for the season.
SOLE PLEASURE FOOT BUTTER
Soothe cracked heels and tired soles with this rich blend of shea butter, black seed oil, mint, calendula and comfrey botanical extracts. Barefoot runners and hikers: enjoy the foot butter’s pain relieving eucalyptus oil and antiseptic tea tree oil.
Photo courtesy of Colorado Aromatics
HERBAL FACIAL STEAM
Cleanse and condition your face before calling on this powerhouse mix of aromatic herbs and flowers. Pour boiling water over the herbs, let it cool slightly and then hold your face over the steam while you inhale the vapors, reaping all the pore-cleansing benefits of the rose petals, red clover and lavender buds.
CHALK CREEK DEODORANT POWDER
This herbal deodorant is a natural way to stay dry on long hikes and blazing bike rides. Specially designed for feet and underarms to reduce odor and moisture, baking soda, cornstarch, finely ground herbs and essential oils are safe to use anywhere on your body, and are great for shaking into smelly shoes.
Shoo away mosquitoes and insects with this seasonal spray that’s great for camping and deep-woods hiking. Lemon, eucalyptus, citronella, basil and pine botanical oils come together in a nose-pleasing potion that moisturizes skin.
Bonus: Want to get hands-on? Request a Colorado Aromatics farm tour or sign up for a three-hour volunteer gardening shift. coloradoaromatics.com
Lisa Blake is a freelance writer living in Breckenridge, specializing in dining, outdoors, ski resorts and wellness. She is happiest on her mountain bike, yoga mat or in a raft with her husband, son and pug. Her work has been featured in Aspen Modern Luxury, Purist, 5280.com and GoBreck.com. Find her at lisablakecreative.com.